Emma Jane Unsworth

These things you treasure, how often they're somebody else's trash
Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth (Paperback ISBN 9781782112136) book cover

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Sometimes friendship is the only true love story …

Winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

‘There’s no ceremony for friendship, is there? If you go ahead with this wedding then you realise that what you’re actually saying is that your friendship with me is not meaningful and durable. That,’ she sipped her wine victoriously, ‘is the logical conclusion.’

‘Believe me, if I could marry you too, Tyler, I would.’

Laura and Tyler are best friends and drinking buddies. But things are set to change. Can their friendship survive? Or will growing up mean growing apart?

“I wish I had written this book … Withnail with girls”
Caitlin Moran

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“Savagely funny, clever and wise. If it’s not an instant cult classic I’m leaving the cult”
Nathan Filer

“Hilarious, moving and poetic”

“Animals is a riot. A kind of drunker, swearier Girls. I loved it”
Matt Haig

“[A] wham-bam, helter-skelter account of female friendship, featuring two women in their early thirties whose voracious appetite for wine makes Dionysus look like a lightweight”

Emma Jane Unsworth

Emma Jane Unsworth is a journalist and won the Betty Trask Award for her novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything, (Hidden Gem, 2011) and was shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize. Her short story ‘I Arrive First’ was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). She lives in Manchester.

Emma Jane Unsworth at excellent live literary night Book Slam, reading from Animals.